Special engraved t.p.'s for pts. 1 & 2. Port. of Cardinal Mazarin with the young Louis XIV, port. of the author, and half-page emblematic engraving 'La Vertue, au roy' all signed by Pierre Daret. The 103 emblematic engravings are reversed copies of those in Otto van Veen's Emblemata Horatiana. Engraved t.p. vignette, head- & tail-pieces, and large vignette on last p. of both pts. Engraved and woodcut initials
Landwehr, J. French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese emblem books
Binding: mottled calfskin. Rebacked, with sections of original gold-tooled backstrip in compartments. Edges mottled red & tan
Printed label of J.C. Courbin. Two signatures of R.L. Couturiel. Signature of Maillard
Irregular pagination. Each spread is numbered as opposed to individual pages. Foxing throughout book. Narrow margins.